50 questions that will free your mind – part two

It’s already time for part two of the ’50 questions that will free your mind’. After filling out the first five questions last week, my head felt so much clearer, almost as if it had a mental workout. It was a truly amazing feeling and because I’d love to experience that feeling again, I decided to do the next five questions today.

6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
That’s a good question. I think that if I ended up working with media, such as a newspaper or television, I’d be one of the happiest people alive. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to do something with communication so I think I’d be pretty rich if I ended up in that sector.

7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
At the moment, I’m doing what I believe in. When I told the people around me I was planning on studying communication science, they all looked at me as if I was crazy. ‘You won’t find a job!’ ‘That’s a waste of time!’ The list of things said goes on and on. I’m not settling for a major that means easy money, that promises me a stable, but boring job, directly after graduating. I don’t want to settle for less than I believe in. I’m currently doing what I believe in, I really am.

8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
I’d spend less time doing nothing. By that, I don’t mean not relaxing anymore! I mean, finding something I find relaxing, but still accomplishing something while doing it. I think I’d also travel more. China and the United States have been on my Travel Bucketlist for years now so I’d do whatever it takes to go there once. A lifespan this short would probably motivate me even more than I’m now.

9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
I’m torn between answering ‘nearly 100%’ or ‘not at all’. On the one hand, I worked and studied incredibly hard to get into university, tried to constantly distinguish myself in order to find new opportunities and I’m currently studying something that I 100% stand for which means I fully chose to walk this path. But on the other hand, it may have all been faith. If I had to choose, I’d lean to nearly 100%, but I’m not fully confident in that answer.

10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so I’m definitely more worried about doing things right. I don’t want to let people down and always strive for the best. Doing things wrong is a sentence that I’d rather not include in my vocabulary, however, I’m trying my hardest to not be so scared of doing something wrong anymore.

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